Tallying the names of those who think National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero? There's another entry to add to the motley list, which already includes Michael Moore, Glenn Beck and Ron Paul.
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"I mentioned earlier that American culture is unique and must be included in all discussions of culture. It is America that has fed more and freed more people on earth than all the other countries put together. You know how I know this is a great country? Because everybody is trying to get in, and nobody is trying to get out," Mr. Ailes told his audience.
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"It is clear that American taxpayer dollars are being used to enable a war on Christianity in the Middle East and I believe that must end," the lawmaker told a Faith and Freedom Coalition audience.
When news broke that the IRS had targeted conservative groups, the "Big Three" broadcast networks were hot on the trail, airing 96 stories about the matter for the first two weeks. But this week? There was only one story, which aired on ABC.
"Americans' views of former president George W. Bush have improved, with 49 percent now viewing him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. That is the first time since 2005 that opinions of him have been more positive than negative," says Jeffrey M. Jones, a Gallup analyst.
Ron Paul is definitely not done yet. Now chairman of the Campaign for Liberty, the former congressman and independent presidential hopeful has spoken out against government collection of phone and internet data and the dramatic circumstances that brought the situation to public radar.
There's a predictable silence in the mainstream media about the Faith and Freedom Coalition's three-day Road to Majority conference, which begins Thursday at a bustling hotel two blocks from the White House. The event boasts a veritable who's who list of conservatives and Republicans.
"News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking," consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton says.
It's Day One of the 61st Bilderberg Conference, now underway at the swank Grove Hotel some 20 miles northeast of London. Though police have no specific intelligence about terrorism threats against the very private meeting of global luminaries, the area is essentially cordoned off. And protestors, meanwhile, have arrived.
Mitt Romney has returned to the public radar seven months after losing the presidential election. On Wednesday, it's all about "Experts and Enthusiasts," a three-day summit in Park City, Utah pairing up high-profile politicians, tycoons, investors and the proverbial "thought leaders" of the Republican Party.
Do we care if politicians wear flag pins and do underage soldiers who fight for their country overseas deserve a beer at home? Should kids say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, and should "Born in the USA" " replace the "Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem? Yes, there's a poll.
Silver screen action hero Steven Seagal lent some muscle to a congressional delegation during a recent five-day visit to Russia.
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